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Bunsen burner

Bunsen burner

noun Bun·sen burner \ˈbən(t)-sən-\

: a piece of equipment that produces a hot flame and that is used in scientific experiments

Full Definition of BUNSEN BURNER

:  a gas burner consisting typically of a straight tube with small holes at the bottom where air enters and mixes with the gas to produce an intensely hot blue flame

Origin of BUNSEN BURNER

Robert W. Bunsen
First Known Use: 1860

Bunsen burner

noun Bun·sen burn·er \ˈbən(t)-sən-ˌbər-nər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BUNSEN BURNER

:  a gas burner consisting typically of a straight tube with small holes at the bottom where air enters and mixes with the gas to produce an intensely hot blue flame

Biographical Note for BUNSEN BURNER

Bun·sen \ˈbn-zən\ , Robert Wilhelm (1811–1899), German chemist. Bunsen is credited with a number of discoveries and inventions. In 1834 he discovered that freshly precipitated, hydrated ferric oxide is an antidote for arsenic poisoning. The most famous of his inventions, the Bunsen burner, was actually a minor refinement of inventions by Aimé Argand and Michael Faraday. Bunsen introduced his version in 1855.

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